BELLEROPHON left previous form well behind when storming home on good ground at Kelso last week. He looks more than capable of defying a penalty dropped in grade here. Solway Dornal alternates between hurdles and fences but is only a pound higher than when scoring at Sedgefield two runs ago and has to be respected. Cumbrian Farmer won at Catterick in December when Tweedo Paradiso was only fourth. But Rose Dobbin's charge could reverse that form on better terms, though seems best over shorter distances. Vodka Red tries a new trip but Foot The Bill has won over further. However, the latter is better known as a chaser nowadays.
Bellorophon (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd going well 4 out, led after next, driven clear from next, very easily, won at Kelso 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Funky Munky (11-0) by 23l, 12 ran.
Dissidancer (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Prominent, lost place 3 out, 6th of 9, 45l behind Aalim (10-7) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Foot The Bill 33-1 (10-12) Led to 3 out, ridden before 2 out, rallied from last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Nexius (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Badea 33-1 (11-1) Always behind, no chance from 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 48l behind Rosquero (10-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Cumbrian Farmer 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 9, 10l behind Summerlea (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 6-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, lost place 4th, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Shooting Times 28-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 15, 27l behind Blue Kascade (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Vodka Red (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway before 4 out, chased winner from last, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Solway Dornal 6-5fav (10-1) Tracked leaders on inside, blundered 5th, mistake 10th, ridden after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, jumped left 2 out and when no impression last, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Phoenix Des Mottes (9-10) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Doyenthedecenthing 7-2 (10-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, 5th of 10, 28l behind Catching On (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Rexmehead (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division on iner, pushed along before 4 out, soon in rear and struggling, 4th of 8, 26l behind Nisaal (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Mar '12.
First Of Never (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway into mid-division after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders next, weakened after 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 13, 34l behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Cigalas 100-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leaders 2nd, led before 6th until well before 2 out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 7th of 9, 40l behind Granaruid (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.